HOPE, THE MAN WHO INVENTED MODERN COMEDY
Talk show great Dick Cavett and critic Richard Zoglin of Time Magazine discuss comedian Bob Hope.
Our guests are talk show great, Dick Cavett and critic Richard Zoglin of Time Magazine, discussing Bob Hope, the subject of Zoglin's fascinating new biography, Hope. Beginning as a child performing on the streets to get extra money for his family, Hope went on to become a major star in vaudeville, on Broadway, in the movies and on TV. He arguably invented the stand-up comedy form and lived to be 100 (becoming a friend of Cavett's), never retiring from his successful and lucrative, show business career.